Where could I find data series concerning population and immigration numbers in the Roman Empire? Is there even any information regarding this subject?


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Alas, no population studies, except for an archaeological study of rat populations by region.

Roman Empire population statistics are very limited. Colin McEvedy and Richard Jones discuss the problems and provide their best guesses in "Atlas of World Population History", a Penguin Reference Book, 1978. They provide references to published sources.

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